10th European Feminist Research Conference

Plakat EFRC"Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions". The 10th Conference invites scholars, students, policy makers, information specialists and activists to gather and discuss and reflect upon these themes. Further information can be found on the homepage. The conference schedule is currently being prepared. ATGENDER has started a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the conference costs of students and scholars, working in precarious conditions.

As part of the conference, the Center for Gender Studies invites you to the following events:

13 September 2018 | 8 pm
"Major!" - Movie night
Location: Movie theater Lumiere (Geismar Landstraße 19, 37083 Göttingen)

"MAJOR!" (2015) tells the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a Black trans activist. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Riots and a survivor of Attika State Prison, a former sex worker and human rights activist. Since the 1960s Miss Major has been engaged in political struggles in the field of civil rights, justice and equality for Lesbian and Gay, Bi and Transgender. At the center of her activism is the fight for Black and People of Color trans women, the fight against police violence and the brutality of the imprisonment of trans women in prisons for men. The film addresses questions about the prison industry complex, police violence and violations of civil rights. The film encourages critical reflection about one's own privileges and social structures in general.

“MAJOR!" has been shown at over 60 film festivals around the world and has received 19 awards for the best documentary.

The film is in English with German subtitles.

Price: 7€ (regular), 6€ (reduced)


13 September 2018 | 9 pm
Book presentation "Die potente Frau" with Mithu Sanyal and Svenja Flaßpöhler
Location: Old Town Hall, Rathaushalle

Svenja Flaßpöhler (executive editor of 'Philosophie Magazin') presents her book "Die potente Frau" (Ullstein 2018) in an interview with Mithu Sanyal (cultural scientist).

An event of the Literary Centre Göttingen.
The book presentation will be held in German.

Price: 7€ (reduced), 9€ (advance booking) // 8€ (reduced) / 10€ (box office). Students with a cultural ticket are free at the box office. Please buy your tickets here.


14 September 2018 | 5 pm
Feminist Collage Workshop - Scissors, Paper, Glue-Words
Location: Hafenzimmer-Salon für Kunst und Kultur / Gotmarstr. 10

How do you convert your theoretical knowledge of feminist theories into artistic expression?

During the workshop we want to explore a creative way of expressing our feminist knowledge. Artists like Hannah Höch, Emy Ball or the Guerilla Girls have used the art of collage and billboards to fight against patriarchal and racist systems. Their humorous and intelligent approaches are the main inspiration for this workshop.
We will provide materials for you to use to create your own feminist artistic work like postcards, Flyers Stickers etc. we will also have artist catalogues by artists for you to look at and get inspired by. If you want to bring something that you want to work with (a special material, a magazine, a book) you are more than welcome to do so. We also have a black & white printer and scanner to use.
With this workshop we hope to convey a relaxed atmosphere and empowering moments for all participants.

The workshop is on donation basis. The recommended donation sum is 10 Euro.

Registration via: sakuku@riseup.net
Length of the workshop: 2-3 hours


14 September 2018 | 8 pm
"Reflections unheard: Black women in civil rights" - Movie night
Location: Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, room 011

The movie is in English. Unfortunately the documentary filmmaker Nevline Nnaji had to cancel her participation for the discussion afterwards.

Through the personal stories of several former black female Civil Rights activists, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights unearths the lesser-known story of black women’s political marginalization between the male-dominated Black Power movement, and the predominantly white and middle class Feminist movement during the 1960s and 70s, as well as the resulting mobilization of black and other women of color into a united Feminist movement.
Reflections Unheard is a feature length documentary, and the first of its kind to focus exclusively on black women’s contributions and experiences during the Civil Rights era.

Running Time: 81min.

To the movie "Reflections unheard: Black women in civil rights"